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Research interests

Kamaljit Sangha works as an Ecological Economist at the Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research. She has developed skills and knowledge in the trans-disciplinary area of Ecological Economics over the last 15-20 years. Her main research interests include:

1. Understanding and highlighting the role of natural systems for human wellbeing (particularly, Indigenous and local communities)

2. Valuing ecosystems for their services (ES) to inform policy decision making

3. Natural resource management by integrating socio-economic and ecological perspectives

4. Understanding the role of 'country' for Indigenous wellbeing through evaluating marketable (tangible) and non-marketable (intangible) benefits 

Education/Academic qualification

Central Queensland University, Qld


External positions

Part-time Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, Qld


Lecturer, James Cook University


Natural Resource Economist, James Cook University


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Queensland Agriculture & Biology
ecosystem service Earth & Environmental Sciences
pastures Agriculture & Biology
ecosystem services Agriculture & Biology
pasture Earth & Environmental Sciences
savanna Earth & Environmental Sciences
natural resource Earth & Environmental Sciences
natural resources Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2000 2019

A state-wide economic assessment of coastal and marine ecosystem services to inform sustainable development policies in the Northern Territory, Australia

Sangha, K. K., Stoeckl, N., Crossman, N. & Costanza, R., Sep 2019, In : Marine Policy. 107, p. 1-10 10 p., 103595.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

development policy
Northern Territory
sustainable development
marine ecosystem
ecosystem service

Beneficial land sector change in far northern Australia is required and possible-A refutation of McLean and Holmes (2019)

Russell-Smith, J. & Sangha, K. K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Rangeland Journal. 41, 4, p. 363-369 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Challenges for prescribed fire management in Australia's fire-prone rangelands-the example of the Northern Territory

Russell-Smith, J., Edwards, A. C., Sangha, K. K., Yates, C. P. & Gardener, M. R., 27 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Wildland Fire. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Northern Territory
fire management
prescribed burning
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Mainstreaming indigenous and local communities’ connections with nature for policy decision-making

Sangha, K. K., Russell-Smith, J. & Costanza, R., 1 Jul 2019, In : Global Ecology and Conservation. 19, July, p. 1-13 13 p., e00668.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
decision making
ecosystem service
ecosystem services
cultural values

Recognising the role of local and Indigenous communities in managing natural resources for the greater public benefit: Case studies from Asia and Oceania region

Sangha, K. K., Maynard, S., Pearson, J., Dobriyal, P., Badola, R. & Hussain, S. A., 1 Oct 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 39, p. 1-12 12 p., 100991.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

public benefits
social benefit
Pacific Ocean Islands
land rights